My childhood wasn’t spectacular. I was surrounded with kids from different backgrounds. They had ambitions, big and small; some of them equipped with families and resources to help them get the nicest school supplies and pay for the best schools. I don’t know everyone’s story, clearly, but I’ve always wondered what it would have been like having everything. Who would I have turned out to be if I had access to all the things I wanted while still young? Where in the world would I have ended up?
I’m in a relationship.
But it hasn’t always been that way.
When I was in college, I took up a higher psychology course for the mere purpose of filling in my required units for graduation. It was an innocent 3 hours a week that I did not expect to change the way I see the world.
Video games taught me that challenges will always come your way, and it’s easier to overcome these challenges if you just accept that you’re gonna have to face them sooner or later.
When I first wrote this, it was because I couldn’t sleep.
When one can’t sleep, it’s usually because their mind is a river of thoughts – flowing, flowing, flowing ever so endlessly through the hours of the night.
When I first wrote this, my thoughts kept flowing back and forth to one word:
It’s only been a couple of weeks since my last employer and I parted ways.
There was a lingering thought in me to write about my experience after I saw the viral reflection post Sarah Fowler wrote regarding her employment in Uber but never really got through with it. It was only after Mindy shared her experiences that I realized just how colorful my work history has been thus far, and how it could be more of a source of entertainment than anything else.